Definition of realization in English:


Line breaks: real|iza¦tion
Pronunciation: /riːəlʌɪˈzeɪʃn
(also realisation)


  • 2 [mass noun] The achievement of something desired or anticipated: he did not live to see the realization of his dream
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    • Mission success fee incentivizes the contractor's realization of certain specific achievements that are critical to the success of the program.
    • This is the ever-present risk for confession: that it will not find an auditor and achieve realization.
    • The glow of grand slam success is still keeping Pete Sampras warm but impending fatherhood and the successful realization of one final dream could prove to be enough to nudge him into retirement.
    actualization, fulfilment, achievement, accomplishment, attainment, bringing to fruition, bringing into being, consummation, effecting
  • 2.1 [count noun] An actual form given to a concept or work: a perfect realization of Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto on disc
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    • Most people know Georg Matthias Monn's concerto in the realization by Arnold Schoenberg (of all people).
    • His method was to graft older musical concepts to computer-based realization.
    • Without doubt, this one of the very finest realizations of any opera on DVD.
  • 2.2 Linguistics The way in which a particular linguistic feature is used in speech or writing on a particular occasion: verbal sequences were produced using segmental realization [count noun]: vowels have a startlingly wide range of realizations
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    • The material realization of the linguistic design, whether through speech or through various forms of writing, also produces meaning.
    • While the notions of instantiation, quantification, and grounding are applicable to all nominals, their morphosyntactic realization may be affected by the status of a noun as count or mass.
    • A meaningful feature is more marked if it has no phonetic realization.
  • 2.3 [count noun] Mathematics An instance or embodiment of an abstract group as the set of symmetry operations of some object or set.
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    • Beltrami, in 1868, gave a concrete realisation of Lobachevsky's geometry.
    • Every circle is but a dim realization of some perfect circle every geometrician dreams of.
    • So today's version of the Razor in probability theory, corresponds to one interpretation of the words, but other interpretations could generate different mathematical realisations.
  • 2.4 [count noun] Statistics A particular series which might be generated by a specified random process.
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    • They chose to view such athletic records as realizations of a random process, reflecting uncertainties in the many factors that influence any given result.
    • In general, out of a series of 40 random realizations of simulated single-molecule spectra, there is usually at least one that has a strong resemblance to a specific experimental spectrum.
    • Each QTL effect is assumed to be a random realization sampled from a normal distribution with an unknown variance.
  • 3 [mass noun] The conversion of an asset into cash: the realization of his assets in Spain
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    • There was no realisation of a capital asset, rather the payment obtained under the Joint Venture Agreement was a revenue receipt.
    • The Code will waive the requirement of a liquidating value appraisal so as to accelerate the close of bankruptcy procedure and asset realisation.
    • Further measures followed the signature of the State Treaty, including the collection and realisation of assets for which no owner or heirs had been found.
  • 3.1 [count noun] A sale of goods: auction realizations
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    • Export realisations from lobster were lower due to weaker selling prices and the stronger rand.
    • The favourable realisations have contributed to the increased creditor pay out,’ he said.
    • Any synergy realisations were prospective and speculative. Even then, it valued the shares at between 247-266 pence per share.

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